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Nunavut May 31, 2012 - 3:37 pm

Photo: Youth play and talk about music in Iqaluit

SAMANTHA DAWSON

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Nunavut May 31, 2012 - 2:43 pm

Nunavut health minister promotes World No Tobacco Day in tobacco-loving territory

"Our government supports a healthy lifestyle that is tobacco-free"

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Nunavut’s health minister Keith Peterson stood up May 31 in the territorial legislature to promote “World No Tobacco Day” in a territory whose people love tobacco more than people in almost any other part of Canada.

“Smoking rates in Nunavut are more than double the national average,” he said....

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Iqaluit May 31, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Photo: Proud Iqalummiut cleaning up their community

JIM BELL

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Nunavut May 31, 2012 - 11:03 am

Nunavut Wildlife Management Board chair steps down

Mickey Akavak leaves two positions at NWMB

DAVID MURPHY

Mikidiuk Akavak, the Nunavut Wildlife Management Board’s chairperson and chief executive officer, has resigned from his positions.

His resignations come after Akavak plead guilty in March of assaulting RCMP members in July 2011.

Akavak is still serving an 18-month conditional sentence for that...

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Iqaluit May 31, 2012 - 10:08 am

Photo: GN hosts No Tobacco breakfast in Iqaluit

DAVID MURPHY

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Iqaluit May 31, 2012 - 8:53 am

Photo: Centre for North meets in Iqaluit

DAVID MURPHY

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Nunavik May 31, 2012 - 8:21 am

Nunavik police open up about recent drug-related arrests

Police find "considerable amount" of marijuana in Kuujjuaraapik seizure

JANE GEORGE

PUVIRNITUQ —The day after the Kativik Regional Police Force told a Kativik Regional Government councillors meeting in Puvirnituq about its fight against the importation of drugs into Nunavik, police released more information about people recently arrested by police on drug-related...

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Around the Arctic May 31, 2012 - 8:01 am

Photo: Arctic heat wave unsettles scientists

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Nunavik May 31, 2012 - 7:50 am

Photo: World Tobacco Day

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Around the Arctic May 31, 2012 - 7:38 am

Changing Arctic needs new approach to health and social services: report

"Knowing how to respond is difficult"

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Rapidly changing health conditions in the Arctic, due in part to climate change and globalization, call for a dramatically new approach to research and delivery of services to improve the health and wellness in Arctic communities, says a report released by the Dickey Center for International...

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Iqaluit May 31, 2012 - 6:57 am

Photo: Remembering Jim Currie

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Nunavik May 31, 2012 - 5:23 am

Nunavik cops make small dent in booze, dope trade

Regional contraband market estimated at $30 million

JANE GEORGE

PUVIRNITUQ — Police in Nunavik have seized drugs and alcohol with an estimated street value of $726,065 since the beginning of the year, keeping them out of Nunavik’s 14 communities.

But they’re only grabbing a small percentage of the $30-million-a-year market, officers with the Kativik Regional...

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Nunavik May 31, 2012 - 5:09 am

Photo: Iguarsivik school’s sushi-makers

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavut May 31, 2012 - 4:54 am

Curley queries lame-duck Nunavut cabinet minister’s workload

Tight-lipped deputy premier will wait for integrity report

SAMANTHA DAWSON

What’s his workload?

That’s what Tagak Curley, the MLA for Rankin Inlet South, asked May 30 in the Nunavut legislature about Fred Schell, South Baffin MLA, who currently sits as a minister without portfolio in the Nunavut cabinet.

Curley asked deputy premier Peter Taptuna for a list of what...

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Nunavut May 30, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Nunavut dust problems unsettling: Pangnirtung MLA

Pangnirtung MLA Hezakiah Oshutapik "can never get used to the dust"

DAVID MURPHY

The dust debate picked up May 29 in the Nunavut legislature where Pangnirtung MLA Hezakiah Oshutapik squabbled with Lorne Kusugak, Nunavut’s minister of Community and Government Services, about dusty roads in Nunavut communities. 

The money supplied to communities and the salt used on roads to...

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Iqaluit May 30, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Next month brings pre-Alianait festival shows to Iqaluit

Greenlandic folksingers to perform on National Aboriginal Day

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Iqaluit’s Alianait music festival plans to celebrate the start of summer with three concerts.

The concerts kicks off with a free event on National Aboriginal Day, June 21. The line-up includes the NAIP Kids Team, the most popular folk group in Greenland, along with Iqaluit storyteller Laakkuluk...

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Nunavik May 30, 2012 - 1:37 pm

Photo: A nice day in POV

JANE GEORGE

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Nunavik May 30, 2012 - 11:08 am

Photo: KRG mine site clean-up picks up award

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Nunavut May 30, 2012 - 10:56 am

Fuel-short Sanikiluaq will receive airlifted diesel next month

Lack of tank farm space blamed for shortage of diesel

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Diesel is in short supply in Sanikiluaq, but the Nunavut government will airlift 120,000 litres of the fuel to the southern Hudson Bay community.

“It appears we will have enough fuel until about July, and we are planning to fly in a fuel supply,” Lorne Kusugak, Nunavut’s minister of Community and...

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Nunavik May 30, 2012 - 9:31 am

Nunavik public health director pleads for cooperation in curbing TB outbreak

Active tuberculosis cases in Kangiqsualujjuaq at 48

JANE GEORGE

PUVIRNITUQ — With the number of active tuberculosis cases in Kangiqsualujjuaq now at 48 (up from 46 on May 25 and 33 earlier this month), Nunavik’s director of public health visited Puvirnituq May 30 to rally public support for efforts to end the largest TB outbreak Nunavik has seen since...

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